I’ve found that one of the big secrets to enjoying life is smiling more and anything Sanrio is usually quite good for getting a grin going, no matter what your mood is. Austin-based Scarab Entertainment knows this, so they’re cooking up a fun family friendly kart racer for the Wii U and mobile devices (with other platforms TBA) called Hello Kitty Kruisers, set for a Q4 2013 release from publisher Bergsala Lightweight.
Granted, I’m betting the bulk of you fist-pumping, caffeine swigging uber-core gamers are probably cringing from all the bright colors searing your eyeballs and rainbow juice splashing onto your keyboards scaring that mouse you were clicking under your seat. But, hey… I say everyone needs a too cute for words game in their libraries just to break up the monotony of grays, browns, greens and whatever color big explosions are.
Besides, EVERYONE loves Hello Kitty – they just don’t all admit it in public. For those of you immune to the charms of Miss Five Apples Tall (weight, three apples!), you’d better put on those sunglasses now if you dislike bright colors in super shiny HD, folks – things are about to get Kitty up in here:
Screens above, press release below the jump.
Hello Kitty® Kruisers Coming Soon to Wii U from Bergsala Lightweight LLC and Scarab Entertainment
AUSTIN TX – October 8, 2013 – Bergsala Lightweight LLC and Austin-based Scarab Entertainment today announced that Hello Kitty Kruisers, a family-friendly racing game, is now in development for Wii U release in Q4 2013 with other platforms, including iOS and Android, to follow. Targeting girls and a broader family demographic, Hello Kitty Kruisers will bring Hello Kitty to consoles in an action-packed adventure. On land, over water, and through air, race your way to victory as Hello Kitty and her Sanrio® friends bring the whole family together when the game hits shelves later this year.
“The idea of having a Sanrio console game that my son and daughter can enjoy together (and with me) was an obvious yes,” said Karim Farghaly, CEO of Scarab Entertainment. “We’re taking one of the best-selling genres (kart racing) and turning it into something more exciting for the Wii U generation.”
What is Hello Kitty Kruisers?:
Race by land, sea and air in cars, boats and planes with ten of your favorite Sanrio characters including Hello Kitty, Badtz-Maru®, Keroppi®, My Melody® and many more.
Challenge yourself with adventure, quick play and tournament single-player modes, or challenge your friends and family with multiplayer quick play and tournaments.
Unlock new characters, vehicles, power-ups and customizable gear to personalize (and rev-up) your gameplay experience.
Zoom through sixteen unique tracks in five distinct worlds (like Island Paradise, Icicle Alley and more).
Complete objectives, earn stars and unlock bonus content as you race through twenty tricky tracks in adventure mode.
The Wii U and Mobile versions will be published by Bergsala Lightweight LLC who has previously published other Sanrio-branded titles such as “Loving Life with Hello Kitty and Friends” (Nintendo DS) and “Travel Adventures with Hello Kitty” (Nintendo 3DS).